For the Department of Correction, growth is a bad thing. Correction officials foresee another 5% increase in the state's prison population and are scrambling for places to put a projected 400 additional inmates. Idaho isn't alone in experiencing an exploding prison population. Other states are trying new ways of handling inmates too. What should Idaho do?
That's the biggest issue facing Idaho Correction Department Director Brent Reinke. What will he propose to Idaho's legislators? Are private prisons the best option? Joan Cartan-Hansen continues a month-long series of programs looking at state agencies and departments. Learn about one of state government's most consequential agencies, and join in the conversation, as IdahoPTV continues its extensive coverage of the 2008 Idaho Legislature.